Alcohol addiction in men is a common problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are two times more likely to binge drink than women.

Inpatient treatments could benefit those that are struggling with a severe alcohol addiction. Keep in mind that withdrawal can be extremely intense and more than 5% of patients suffer from life-threatening seizures.

If the patient doesn’t have any familial or professional obligations, inpatient treatments are a great choice that will allow them to benefit from 24/7 medical care.

Treatment usually occurs in set periods of 30, 60 or 90 days, with 30 days being the minimum amount of time considered to be enough for effective rehabilitation. Patients begin treatment by receiving a full medical and psychological evaluation.

While each treatment facility is different and has its own set of rules, there are a few guidelines that one can expect to find everywhere: 

  • Access to cell phones and computers is prohibited or greatly limited
  • Reading materials can only be recovery-related or spiritual
  • Movies, TV, and music should not contain triggers
  • Relationships between patients while in rehab are prohibited and couples that want to attend rehab together are not accepted
  • Visitors are allowed only according to a schedule, and each facility has its own rules about the duration of visits, their frequency, what is accepted during visits, and what patient behaviors can revoke visiting privileges

Numerous facilities offer a diverse range of treatment options designed to help their patients heal physically, mentally and spiritually. A holistic rehab program may focus on organic meals, many physical activities (swimming, hiking, biking), meditation sessions and exercises, complementary therapies (massage, acupuncture), and alternative psychotherapy types.

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